Former Penn State star to be featured in ESPN's 'Hey Rookie' on Monday night
Penn State fans hoping to get a look at KJ Hamler’s transition from the college game to the NFL will have that opportunity on Monday night. The ex-Nittany Lion star is scheduled to featured on ESPN’s Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL this evening.
The one-hour special is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. It will follow Hamler as he prepared for the 2020 NFL Draft this season after his decision to forgo his final years at Penn State.
ESPN's "Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL" who feature:
Broncos WR KJ Hamler
Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
Panthers DT Derrick Brown
Giants OT Andrew Thomas
The show will air starting on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) May 1, 2020
Hamler was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, going No. 46 overall. He left Penn State after leading the team in in catches and receiving yards each of the last two seasons. In 2019, he also led the Lions with touchdown receptions.
Last year, Hamler totaled 904 yards and eight touchdowns on 56 catches. He was utilized in Penn State’s return-team units and was also used in the run game occasionally over the last two years. He was one of the fastest, elusive and most versatile receivers in the B1G during his time in State College.
Hamler will join former Penn Staters Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley as recent NFL players who were featured on the ESPN documentary.